Tom Blake


Tom Blake is an author and syndicated column in Southern California. He has written more than 4,379 columns and email newsletters on finding love after 50. Tom's website,, has articles and videos.

Tom is a columnist for the Dana Point Times, San Clemente Times, and The Capistrano Dispatch in Orange County, California.

He is the author of five printed books and several ebooks (on and

John Gray, PhD, author of "Men Are From Mars. Women Are From Venus," says Tom is an expert on dating after 50.

Tom has appeared on the Today Show and Good Morning America.

Each Friday, he emails the complimentary "On Life and Love After 50" Newsletter to several thousand subscribers across the USA, Canada, and other foreign countries. Sign up at, or email Tom at

Where to buy in print


84 Days Through Europe in a VW Bus Summer 1960
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,310. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Camping & RVing
Summer of 1960. Five Midwestern guys ages 20 and 21. Driving Through Europe, 15 countries, in a new VW bus, picked up at the factory in Hannover, Germany. All sleeping in the bus. Drinking beer. Always looking for girls. Having fun. Amsterdam, Stockholm, Paris, London, and other cities. The final 16 days at the Olympic Games in Rome. Flew home on Olympic team charter flight with Cassius Clay.
Senior Dating: Does Age Matter?
Price: $3.55 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Dating
In senior dating, does an age difference matter when two singles decide to have a first date? If so, by how many years? Who is older? Who is younger? Sometimes, a man will lie about his age and sometime a woman will lie about hers? Is that unethical or just a way to get more dates by pretending to be younger. This book looks at all the angles of dating when there is an age difference.
The Johnny Cash I Knew. A Kind and Caring Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,240. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
The author had the pleasure of working with Johnny Cash for two years in the 1970s. He got to know him well. He was with Johnny in all kinds of situations--in the House of Cash recording studio, backstage multiple times, in his Sahara Tahoe guest house, riding in limos, at dinner often in the author's Victoria Station restaurants, amongst hundreds of fans, performing live in San Quentin Prison--i
Middle Aged and Dating Again
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,390. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Dating
Author Tom Blake thought middle aged dating would be easy at age 54 after his wife cleaned out the house on Xmas Eve. He kept a journal of good dates, bad dates and blind dates. The journal became a syndicated newspaper column. This book features the 50 columns he wrote the first year of being single again. Told from the man's perspective, it's a humorous and introspective look at dating again.
Finding Love After 50: How To Begin. Where To Go. What To Do
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,070. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Dating
Tom Blake is an expert on dating after 50. He has written more than 3,005 newspaper columns on finding love after 50 over the past 18 years. This book has sold thousands of copies in the print version. Tom has updated it to include 2013 information so widows, widowers, divorced men and women will have the most current information. Lonely? Seeking a partner? You must read this updated version.
Widower Dating. Gold Mine or Mine Field?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,880. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships  » Women's sexuality, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Dating
Single women age 50+ often fall in love with widowers, who convince themselves and the woman they're dating that they have healed and are ready for a new relationship. Cautiously, these women start to believe their new man is ready for love. They open their heart. And then, the widower bolts upright in his bed and shouts, "I can't do this anymore." He dumps the woman and breaks her heart. Beware.
Italy: 23 Days By Train
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,260. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Europe
Planning a trip to Italy? This is a must read. Grab your Eurail pass. Syndicated columnist Tom Blake documents 23 days in Italy, using Italy's incredible train system to go from the Portofino-Genoa area to Lake Como, then to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, and back to Tuscany, Milan and Verona. Informative and entertaining. Lots of travel tips. 100 photos are included throughout the book.
How 50 Couples Found Love After 50
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,180. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Dating
116 widows, widowers, divorced and never married people-in their 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s found love. Their stories provide information, ideas, inspiration, and above all HOPE for older singles. These are everyday people like you and me, not movie stars or celebrities. By reading this book, you will learn where to search for love, where others have succeeded, while protecting yourself
Dana Point Yacht Ponzi. The Ed Fitzgerald Scandal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,680. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Nonviolent
Book updated July 30, 2015. The saga of Ed Fitzgerald ended on Monday, July 27, 2015, at the Superior Court House in Santa Ana, California, six years and 10 days after Fitzgerald disappeared in what appeared as a Dana Point, California Yacht Ponzi scheme. Fitzgerald was arrested on May 10, 2013, in Delray Beach, Florida. A plea deal offered by Judge R. Fitzgerald (not related to Ed), was accepted.
Senior Dating: Who Pays For The Date?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Dating
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One of the hottest issues in senior dating is who pays for the date. The author dissects this sensitive topic with humor and input from his newspaper column readers by presenting the woman's and man's point of views. Then, at the end, he provides the middle ground where both men and women can agree on who is going to dig into their wallet on the first few dates to pay. Ouch! Will seniors agree?

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